Whit Sunday falls on the seventh Sunday after Easter and celebrates God's gift of the Holy Spirit to Christ's followers. It is a traditional time for the baptism of converts, who wear white to symbolise new life, hence the name Whitsun or White Sunday.
Whitsun Cake, as you will see from the recipe, takes two of our most seasonal June produce. Gooseberries (which need to be picked early for this cake) and elderflowers. This makes a delicious dessert, cooked with or without the elderflowers, served warm with cream.